Use a disk with sufficient free space. You may need anything from 200 MB to over 500 MB, depending on the method you choose. This space will hold the XML tools, a subset of the svn tree, temporary build space and the installed web pages.
Note: Make sure your documentation ports are up to date! When in doubt, remove the old ports using pkg_delete(1) command before installing the port. For example, we currently depend on jade-1.2 and if you have installed jade-1.1, please do:# pkg_delete jade-1.1
svn is necessary to “check out” the necessary files from the doc/ Subversion repository. svn can be installed with pkg_add(1) or from the FreeBSD Ports Collection by running:
# cd /usr/ports/devel/subversion # make install clean
To check out the full source files for the FreeBSD website, run:
# svn checkout https://svn0.us-east.FreeBSD.org/doc/head/ /usr/build
Tip: If svn is not run as root, be sure /usr/build has the proper permissions for the current user. If changing the permissions is not possible, use a different target directory for the website files.
When svn finishes, the current version of the FreeBSD website will exist within /usr/build. If a different target directory was used, replace /usr/build appropriately throughout the remainder of this document.
That's it! You can now proceed with the website build.